LARGO — After taking a year off in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Largo Rotary Club’s popular Death by Chocolate is scheduled to return to Largo Central Park’s Performing Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 3.
LARGO — One of Pinellas’ favorite winter attractions, Holiday Lights in the Gardens, opens the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, and remains open through Sunday, Jan. 2.
LARGO — City leaders say the new $55 million City Hall complex is more than just a municipal building. It’s a catalyst for downtown, a model of sustainability, and part of their vision for the future of Largo.
LARGO — When Bayhead Park opened in 1970, the city of Largo had a population of just 22,000. Times have changed over the years for both the city and the park at 375 Seminole Blvd.
PINELLAS PARK — Roughly two dozen leaders from several Pinellas County communities, including Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin, Oldsmar, and Indian Rocks Beach, recently convened on a newly mapped side street in Pinellas Park, but not for a legislative meeting.
LARGO — When R.J. Smith, a New York native and author who once worked at the Big Apple’s famed Carnegie Deli, moved to the area eight years ago, he noticed a lack of similar eateries in Pinellas County.
CLEARWATER — Largo Middle School students got an idea of what it’s like to work in the manufacturing industry when a group of roughly 30 kids visited Kemco Systems in Clearwater on Oct. 1 in conjunction with the Pinellas County School System’s participation in Manufacturing Day 2021.
A developer seeking to construct an apartment complex near Largo Central Park will have to scale back the project after city commissioners rejected the plan for the 231-unit facility.
CLEARWATER — The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce held its 68th annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast on Sept. 30 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Dozens of area business owners and local officials, including Largo Mayor Woody Brown, commissioners Michael Smith, John Carroll and Donna Holc…
LARGO — Since being fired from her post July 27, Joan Byrne, the longtime director of the city’s Recreation, Parks and Arts department, and her husband have repeatedly called on the City Commission to launch an investigation into her dismissal and what she called a culture of “crony manageme…
LARGO — The city’s effort to construct a new teen area in Largo Central Park received a funding boost Sept. 7 when the Police And Kids Foundation Inc. pledged $50,000 to the cause.
CLEARWATER — The annual charity softball game between the Clearwater and Largo police departments is usually all about having fun for a good cause, as the opposing officers have squared off in a friendly ballfield battle to benefit Sun Coast Law Enforcement Charities each spring for nearly 2…
Dozens of neighbors concerned about traffic and compatibility hope to stall a proposed 231-unit apartment complex along Eighth Avenue Southeast near Central Park.
A Miami-area developer is targeting a pair of long-vacant lots in Clearwater and Largo for affordable housing complexes, and the two cities are prepared to pitch in to help make them happen.
Anastasija Zolotic’s journey from attending an afterschool Taekwondo class in Largo to becoming a gold medalist in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer reads like the plot of a Disney movie
The regional affiliate of Habitat for Humanity — one of the nation’s busiest — recently marked its 700th home build, adding some 100 affordable properties since just 2019 and set to maintain that momentum in the coming year.
CARROLLWOOD — There’s a refurbished, repainted classic VW bus motoring its way throughout the Tampa Bay area this month and its occupants are on a mission.
LARGO — After many hours of discussion and more ups and downs than the swings and slides at Largo Central Park, commissioners decided Aug. 17 they won’t ban teens from city playgrounds.
LARGO — Norton “Mac” Craig, the Purple Heart-decorated Army veteran known for keeping cool under pressure during a nine-year stint as Largo city manager, has died.
LARGO — As the number of COVID-19 cases soar, the city of Largo is taking safety precautions for employees but won’t yet require masks at its facilities.
LARGO — Joan Byrne, the longtime director of the city’s Recreation, Parks and Arts department who was fired from her post July 27, told city commissioners Aug. 3 that she was “blowing the whistle” on a culture of “crony management” that led to her termination.
LARGO — After nearly two years of ongoing discussion, city commissioners are close to adopting an ordinance that would further regulate the commercial sale of dogs and cats within the city limits and prohibit new pet stores from being established.
SEMINOLE — Tampa Bay Newspapers Associate Publisher Jay Rey has been named publisher for the organization, which includes publications in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.
SEMINOLE — In simple terms, Tampa Bay Newspapers publisher Dan Autrey explained the reason for his success while at the helm of community papers for many years.
Longtime city Recreation, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne lashed out at city administration in a lengthy email July 27 after her sudden termination. "I speak not in bitterness but in concern. My firing is unusual enough to warrant independent review," she wrote to commissioners.
Former Largo High multisport standout Bobby Roundtree, whose football career at Illinois was cut short by a 2019 swimming accident that left him partially paralyzed, died July 16. He was 23.
LARGO — City Manager Henry Schubert released the fiscal year 2022 budget June 30, and it appears Largo has not only weathered the financial storm caused by the pandemic, but it might be coming out the other side in an even better position.
LARGO — In March, coaches and parents from a local dive team pleaded with city leaders to repair and reopen the 37-year-old dive tower at Southwest Recreation Complex that has been closed for more than a year.
LARGO — In January, the city established a new Angel Fund assistance program to help homeowners that faced code enforcement fines but couldn’t afford to make the repairs.
LARGO — A bill expected to be signed into law soon requires local wastewater utilities to eliminate “nonbeneficial” surface water discharges by 2032.
LARGO — Parks and Recreation officials say the presence of some teenagers on playgrounds designed for children is becoming a growing problem. But because the city doesn’t have any rules on the books regarding age requirements, there is little staff or police can do to address complaints by c…
LARGO — Despite traffic and safety concerns expressed by neighbors, city commissioners voted 6-1 on June 1 to allow a proposed 231-unit apartment complex adjacent to Largo Middle School to take the next step.
LARGO — More than three dozen seniors from Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School in Seminole took part in the Seminole magnet school’s first ever graduation ceremony, held in the Largo High School auditorium on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
When retired U.S. Army Lt. Col Linda Moore went to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, she arrived at the height of insurrection.
LARGO — In the fall of last year, a Miami-area developer proposed building a new affordable housing complex off Seminole Boulevard in Largo.